Composition of the Governing Council 

The Governing Council consists of:

  • Minister of Environment as chairperson
  • Minister of State for Petroleum Resources/Group Managing Director of Nigerian national Petroleum Corporation
  • Minister of Budget and national planning
  • Minister of Niger Delta affairs
  • National Security Adviser
  • Managing Director of the Niger delta development Commission
  • Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (Ltd) and two alternates
  • One Representative of a Non-Governmental Organisation dealing with environmental issues
  • One representative of the 9 Oil Producing States on two year rotational basis
  • Two representatives of Ogoni communities and two alternates
  • Two representatives of Other Niger Delta Communities and two alternates
  • One representative of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) as observer
  • The Project Coordinator of the HYPREP who shall be the Secretary to the HYPREP Governing Council

Functions of the Governing Council

The functions of the Governing Council are:

  • Superintend the policies of HYPREP
  • Provide the general policy guidelines relating to the functions of HYPREP
  • Guide and steer HYPREP on the strategic processes required for the execution of approved projects
  • In accordance with the Terms of reference setting out the process of funding, project selection, the management of the Ogoni Trust Fund established under paragraph 14 of this Notice and roles and responsibilities of various governance structures, be responsible for the oversight of the implementation of HYPREP in line with the recommendations of the UNEP Report.
  • Promote transparency, propriety and integrity in the operation of HYPREP
  • Ensure the protection of the interest of players, stakeholders and the public in HYPREP
  • Carry out periodic assessment of the operations of HYPREP and submit report to the Board of Trustees
  • Review and approve Project Plan, budget provisions and Communication Plan for all phases of the execution of an approved project
  • Monitor fund utilization by HYPREP to ensure completion of projects
  • Approve HYPREP’s control framework and internal assurance plan
  • Appoint external auditors to review HYPREP’s processes
  • Develop appropriate governance framework agreement for the execution of an approved project
  • Establish for HYPREP an operational structure under the supervision of the of the Project Coordinator as spelt out under paragraph 21 of this Notice
  • Approve all staff appointment as recommended by the Project Coordinator
  • Perform such other functions as may be given to the HYPREP Governing Council by the Minister to achieve the objectives for which it was constituted